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Apprenticeship



The Plumber and Steamfitters Apprenticeship Program is a five (5) year training program. Apprentices earn while they learn, working on the job with journeypersons. In addition, they attend classes of related technical instruction. The objective of the instruction, along with on the job experience. is to train all-round journeyperson.

Apprenticeship Qualifications

  • Age: 18 years minimum.
  • Education: High school graduate. G.E.D Certificate or equivalent.
  • Wages: Apprentices earn a percentage of an established journeyman wage rate, by classification. All wage rates and conditions are subject to change without notice as per the collective bargaining agreement. Wage advances are possible once a year in the apprenticeship term. The advancements are set by the local Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (J.A.T.C.) that is locally established in order to supervise the apprentices training, providing however, that the advancement requirements are met.
  • Hours of work: The workweek is forty (40) hours or as otherwise modified by union agreement.
  • Classes: All apprentices are required to attend classes of related technical instruction and manipulative instruction. Apprentices will attend classes 6 weeks a year for five (5) years. Classes are conducted Monday thru Friday 7:45 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
  • Services and Maintenance Classes: Apprentices will attend classes at night between 6 P.M. to 9 P.M. 2 days a week. 
  • Transportation: Apprentices are required to furnish their own transportation. Availability of work: The volume of new construction varies according to economic conditions in the area and the weather.
  • Working conditions: The work can be uncomfortable during hot, cold or wet weather.
  • Fringe benefits: Health and dental care, pension, prescription drug reimbursement and life insurance are provided as eligibility is established.
  • Union affiliation: Apprentices are obligated to make application to the union at the start of their apprenticeship and must maintain their availability for employment referral.
  • Completion certificates: When the apprenticeship is completed, apprentices attain journeyman status in the union and each is awarded completion certificates from the State of Connecticut.

Apprenticeship Requirements: 

  1. All applications must be made in person.
  2. All applicants must have a valid Driver's license at the time of acceptance into the apprenticeship program.
  3. All applicants must be a high school graduate or provide proof of equivalent educational attainment such as a G.E.D. (General Education Development).
  4. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of acceptance.
  5. Applicants will be required to take a drug test.
  6. A background check will be run on all applicants
  7. Each applicant has the responsibility to keep the J.A.T.C. informed of address or telephone change.

Local 777 is Equal Opportunity Employer

All applications will be processed regardless of sex, race, color, creed, national origin. No applications will be considered complete unless all requirements have been satisfied. WOMEN AND MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.




450 Murdock Ave.
Meriden, CT 06450.
Phone: 203-686-0700
Fax: 203-686-0711

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